Originally Posted by chevymad
Looks like it holds about 2 gal more now.. Interestingly it stays at the full mark longer as well. Usually driving home from filling up i'm an 1/8 tank down by the time I get here.. tonight it was still on full.
LOL, not sure if the dent in your factory skid displaced that much volume, but anything is better than the stock skid pan. Sometimes I wonder why they even bother from the factory.
The high clearance pan from Rokmen is pretty cool. They recommend the body lift to help tuck it all higher, and it's bomb proof. Last weekend I took a couple of good shots to the corners of the pan while playing at Rock Garden, you could clearly see the rock dust where the impact was right on the corner, but not even a dent or a curve/bow in the metal at all.
The drawback is the weight of the steel skids. The Rockmen engine, belly, and gas tank skid combined adds a fair amount of weight. I was convinced the FedEx guy was debating throwing them through the front door of my house when he delivered them just for payback on the pain of lugging them around.
The aluminum ones I hear are just as good assuming you get the higher quality T-066(sp?) alloy. Kind of a debate here on this forum, but no matter what you choose, anything is better than the stock skids.
As far as suspension, have you changed your springs and shocks? I remember you were asking me about that after that last run we saw you at. My suspension handles pretty good, nice and soft, even softer than my JK, it just has that extra body roll.
Enjoy the new skid!